MALKANGIRI: Heavy rain in the last 24 hours has triggered flash flood in many parts of the district. Normal life was paralyzed, low-lying areas submerged and road links to Malkangiri town from different parts of the district snapped on Saturday. Health Department Director K C Das and Joint Director M M Pradhan will visit Malkangiri on Sunday to take stock of the situation. According to reports, Malkangiri block has recorded highest 112 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, followed by Kudmulgumma, which got 95 mm and Korukonda 89 mm rain.
Vehicular communication on Malkangiri, Balimela and Chitrakonda route has been stopped since Saturday morning as four feet high water was flowing over the bridge at Tarlakota in MV-37.
Similarly, road link between Malkangiri-Kalimela-Motu and Kalimela-Podia has been snapped as rain water was flowing two feet high over the bridge at Potteru and on Kangrukonda road between Malkangiri and Kalimela.
Saveri, Saptadhara and Sileru rivers are in spate due to heavy rain and flood water has entered low lying areas in seven blocks of the district. Water is flowing above bridges and roads in these blocks. Hundreds of passengers were left in the lurch as all the vehicles remained off the road.The district administration maintained that it is ready to meet any exigency. Meanwhile, the Met department has predicted heavy to very heavy rain in the next 48 hours.A report from Koraput says Mayo Muduli (28) of Patraput village in Semiliguda block died after a tree fell on him on Thursday.